Creating Systems

How to Handle Late Cancellations at Your Studio

As a studio owner, you must protect yourself and your business with a policy that works. Make sure, as a business owner yourself, you implement these strategies asap.

How to Prioritize Your Time and Become More Efficient

Running a fitness business can sometimes be a grind. Let's face it, you don't wake up every single day and feel like a 10. There are plenty of outside (and inside) factors that can have a negative impact on you and subsequently, your business.  

AFS' Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Systems in Your Studio

When operating a fitness business, owners typically concentrate on obtaining and training clients. Surviving is the first priority. As the business becomes more successful, the owner can find that most of their time is devoted to training clients and little time or energy is left over to develop systems and market the business.

Orienting New Employees Into Your Business Culture

You have just hired a new employee for your fitness studio. Now what? The worse thing you can do is to let them go on their own without any guidance on how to do their job.

When Problems Arise With Employee Conduct

We all prefer to be happy in our jobs. Nobody likes disgruntled or disruptive employees, including the employee themselves, since few people want to be “that guy.” Obviously, the best way to avoid problems with employee conduct is to hire well by making cultural and behavioral expectations clear at the outset. 

9 Elements for an Effective and Successful Billing Process

Management software plays an important role in the effective growth of your business. A major component of your software is the billing process, and many fitness facility owners are confused about this component.

Why Motivating Your Team is the Key to Your Studio's Success

"How do I motivate my team?" This question is always top of mind for studio owners, directors, managers, GM's. So how do you overcome this?  How do you connect with your team, whether it be personal trainers, Pilates instructors, group exercise, front line staff, or customer service? 

Performance Evaluation Form

Providing the platform for your team’s success starts with evaluating what’s working and what’s not.  Is he/she carrying out his/her duties? These can include identifying where improvement can be made, and also protecting you from unfounded claims of favoritism or discrimination.

Application for Employment

This 4 page tightly written document will ensure you elicit the important information you need to evaluate a candidate.  Further it properly grants you the authority to inquire about the candidate’s past employment.


The PAR-Q is an important document when registering first-time clients or members.  Understanding the client’s fitness level and identifying risk factors is a key component to reducing the studio’s liability.